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AM Best

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AM Best is a global credit agency, news publisher and data analytics provider celebrating 125 years specializing in the insurance industry.

Founded in 1899, AM Best is the world’s largest credit rating agency specialising in the insurance industry and insurance-linked securities. Best’s Credit Ratings are an assessment of an insurer’s financial strength, creditworthiness and ability to honour obligations to policyholders worldwide.

AM Best is a leader in rating alternative risk transfer entities, covering more than 200 such vehicles including single-parent and group captives, risk retention groups (RRGs), and protected cell captives in a number of domiciles.

Headquartered in the United States, the company has regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

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Market Coverage

Insurance-related companies operating in various markets, including:

  • Property/casualty (non-life) insurers
  • Life insurers and annuity writers
  • Alternative risk transfer (ART) vehicles (including captives, pools and risk-retention groups)
  • Health insurers
  • Reinsurers
  • Mutual insurers and protection & indemnity (P&I) clubs
  • Takaful, retakaful and co-operative insurers
  • Lloyd's and its syndicates
  • New company formations (start-ups)
  • Catastrophe bond issuers and other insurance-linked securitisations (ILS)

Our Strengths

  • We are the key rating agency used by global broker security teams, and we provide the foremost rating coverage of global reinsurance.
  • We provide an independent, third-party assessment of balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile and enterprise risk management.
  • Our analysis offers valuable insight into an organization, its management and track record, and our interactive rating process serves as a roadmap for practicing sound risk management and effective business strategy.
  • Best’s Credit Rating Methodology (BCRM) is publicly shared and transparent, and our approach promotes credibility and acceptance for new market/business penetration.

Research & News

  • Publishers of specialised reports on global insurance industry issues, including sector, company and geographic regional analysis. Extensive global insurance news delivery and resources.

Best's Credit Ratings and related financial information provide powerful tools for insurance decision making and market research for insurance agents, brokers, risk managers, bankers, insurance executives, policyholders and consumers.

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